The next iteration of the Xbox Series X / S gamepad could inherit some of Sony's DualSense features, Xbox chief Phil Spencer said in a new interview. The PS5 controller is unique for its more powerful and accurate haptic motors and adaptive triggers, and both are very impressive. Meanwhile, the new Xbox gamepad feels almost like the old one (it’s still fantastic, But).
“We’re definitely thinking of different types of devices that can bring more games to more places,” Phil Spencer said. A little fun when wondering about Xbox hardware plans. "There's probably some work we're going to do on the driver. I think Sony has done a good job with their driver and we're looking at some of that and there are things we should be doing."
If Microsoft inserts these features into the Xbox gamepad, it will probably mean compatibility on the first day with the PC, at least for the company's own titles. Sony's DualSense can be used on PCs, but no software natively supports its best technology, which is part of the reason why the Xbox gamepad remains the best driver for pc games.
During the same interview, Spencer also reaffirmed the company's ambivalence toward VR and AR, at least as far as Xbox is concerned: "We're seeing what's happening on the computer," he said. "As for the RV specifically, the best experience I've seen is Quest 2 and I just think its nature and ease of use offline doesn't require it to be connected to an Xbox in any way."